CARE Fertility Firsts

Members of the CARE team have been involved in the following unique list of national and international firsts, demonstrating the team’s commitment to driving forward the quality and success of fertility treatments.

1978 World’s first IVF baby
1981 First male factor patients treated
1982 Britain’s first IVF twins
1982 World’s first baby delivered after intrauterine sperm/egg transfer
1984 Britain’s first IVF triplets
1984 World’s first baby from blastocyst transfer
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1987 World’s first babies, twins, born after frozen embryo donated eggs
1988 World’s first baby born after home monitoring of fertility treatment
1989 Britain’s first babies, twins, born after host surrogacy
1990 World’s first baby born after micro-injection
1992 Britain’s first SUZI treatment baby
1992 Britain’s first “sugar drop” frozen embryo baby
1994 World’s first CISS baby
1994 Britain’s first triplets born after host surrogacy
1996 World’s first testicular spermatid baby
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1996 Britain’s first pregnancy using maternal host grandmother
1997 World’s first pre-cancer treatment recovery of testicular material from pre-pubescent boy
1999 World’s first IVF baby for cystic fibrosis patient
1999 World’s first baby for man using Multiple Ejaculate Resuspension Centrifugation

2001 UK’s first license awarded for PGD and HLA tissue typing

2002 Embryo chromosome (aneuploidy) screening license awarded

2004 First NHS-funded treatment for PGD and HLA tissue typing
2007 Europe’s first baby born following embryo screening using Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH)
2008 Array CGH, World’s first pregnancy
World’s first Array CGH pregnancy
2009 Birth of Worlds First baby following array CGH screening
2010 UK’s first baby born through PGD for HLA tissue matching
2010 Blastocyst Chromosome Screening – UKs first baby born
2010 World first screening for the AnnexinV M2 haplotype mutation for miscarriage in IVF (C4M2)
2010 First multi-factorial genetic chromosome tissue typing and translocation analysis of embryos in an IVF cycle
2011 First UK pregnancy following use of CAREmaps
2011 World first births following C4M2 screening during IVF
First child born using CAREmaps technology
2015 The first book published on time lapse embryology
2016 World first publications on C4M2 screening during IVF